William Pike, a 22-year-old school teacher from Auckland, came to the attention of the nation on 25 September 2007 when, while tramping on Mt Ruapehu, he was critically injured during a volcanic eruption. William was trapped inside the hut, surrounded by mud and rocks and in freezing temperatures, while his friend went for help. When the rescue team arrived he was suffering from such severe hypothermia he was not expected to survive. Defying the odds, William then spent two months in Waikato Hospital, at first fighting for his life as his kidneys and liver shut down, and then in slow, steady recovery. But, despite having had his lower right leg amputated, just barely keeping his left leg and facing yet more reconstruction surgery, William is philosophical about his life-altering injuries. He is determined to return to Mt Ruapehu within the next year to complete the six-day tramp that was cut short by the eruption. William Pike's inspirational story begins with his trip to Nepal at the age of 12, which awakened his interest in outdoor pursuits of all kinds, and continues through his teens and early twenties as a mad-keen tramper, climber, surf-lifesaver and diver. William then retells his miraculous survival tale and reveals his plans for the future with infectious optimism and an approach to life that has remained intact - Every Day's A Good Day.
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Book Description Penguin Group (New Zealand). Book Condition: Very Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP93417114
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002260719
Book Description Penguin Books, Auckland, New Zealand., 2008. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 7-3/4" Tall. Possibly signed by the author on title page "W. Pike 2008". Prev. owner's gift insc. also on title page. 248p. Colour photos. Glossary. On the evening of 25 Sep 2007, two young climbers were caught in a lahar on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu, after a volcanic explosion. Twenty-three year old William Pike, the more experienced of the two, had his legs trapped under rubble that had partly buried the Dome Shelter in which they were overnighting. His friend had to leave him behind while he went in search of help in the dark. This was the beginning of an amazing survival story. [New Zealand. Mount Ruapehu. Mountaineering accident and survival]. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 010328
Book Description Penguin Group (New Zealand). Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2540474170
Book Description Penguin Group (New Zealand). Book Condition: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Bookseller Inventory # 9780143304197-3